Local news, WWAY News Chanel 3 did a report on Monday about Windows 7. This past Friday marks the six-month mark of remaining support for the operating system. It is estimated that 35% of computers still have Windows 7 installed. Windows 7, first introduced in 2009, will be losing official support from Microsoft on January 14th, 2020. This means the OS will not receive any updates or security features.
“Changes and upgrades in technology are inevitable,” said Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, in a blog post on January 14th, 2019. “And there’s never been a better time to start putting in motion the things you need to do to shift your organization to a modern desktop with Microsoft 365.”
What can you do?
We recommend updating to either Windows 8 or Windows 10. Windows 10 is the ideal option because it is the most current iteration of the Windows OS. This will keep your computer secure and up to date. There will be a final Windows 7 update that will take place this July.
Microsoft will offer extended coverage for businesses who do not want to upgrade, but they will have to pay for that privilege. It is estimated that millions of people still use Windows 7. You may begin seeing the pop up below as we get closer to January 14th, 2020.
Updating to Windows 10 can be intimidating, but Computer Warriors can make it a seamless transition. Some older Windows 7 machines may struggle to run Windows 10 effectively. Bring your computer in for an evaluation, and we can see what the best course of action is for you!
Check out WWAY’s full report here!
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